Has anyone put their son on HGH. We are considering it, My son is 14 . ???

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My son has been on it for 1 year now. He is now 7. He has grown almost 3 inches this year! Dr. Wong is seeing amazing results with HgH...even reversing damage in some older boys (or, I guess I should say, they are able to do things they weren't previously able to do..gained strength/ability). As for my son, he is doing really well and seeing very few signs...we are hoping that the HgH, along with steroids will keep it that way for as long as possible. As far as side effects, we have not seen any negative occur in our son.
http://community.parentprojectmd.org/forum/topics/1187424:Topic:12944

You may find this thread helpful. Is your son actually growth hormone deficent? Right now I really don't know exactly how much my son has grown since starting, maybe about two inches. I really haven't noticed any other changes in strength or ability.

Janine
Thank You, I will check out the thread. Jake is going to Cincinatti next week. I had heard great things about HgH improving strength but am worried he will lose ambulation if he grows a few inches. He really wants to be taller and I guess will lose the ambulation at some point anyway....a tough call. I don't think he is deficient, just being on deflazacort has slowed the growth. My husband and other son are 6'2", I am 5'7'', daughter 5'4". Jake is not yet 5' and is predicted to be 5'4" which is fine with me. We just want to preserve and help the muscle any way we can as was hoping the HgH would do that.
How has the insurance companies been about paying for HGH? They are thinking about putting Bradley on it but I am concerned the insurance won't pay. They have been good about paying for things so far but I saw this was very expensive. We go to Cincy in a few weeks and will be seeing an endocrinologist. He has only grown 1/2 cm since June. I think it would be good for his weight to have an increase in height.
We had no problem with our insurance paying for our HGH because Xavier was found to be growth hormone deficient. We did the 6 hour test and he was found to be lacking in hormone. We did have to make sure we go with the hormone that is on our insurance preferred list (we started on Nutropin and had to switch to Norditropin after 3 mos as Nutropin fell off the preferred list) but they are all pretty much the same. Every insurancy company has different criteria for their prior authorization process, some are easier than others. I would find out what your insurance company requires in order to pay for the medication. For sure they are going to want a HGH test performed.
We had no issues. I was all prepared for a fight since Sam's test came back in the normal range (but virtually no growth), but it took less than a month to get it approved and get the drugs delivered. We have Aetna for medical and CVS Caremark for prescriptions.

Lisa Jones said:
How has the insurance companies been about paying for HGH? They are thinking about putting Bradley on it but I am concerned the insurance won't pay. They have been good about paying for things so far but I saw this was very expensive. We go to Cincy in a few weeks and will be seeing an endocrinologist. He has only grown 1/2 cm since June. I think it would be good for his weight to have an increase in height.

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